‘I will run for president in 2019’ — Fela Durotoye joins Alliance for New Nigeria

‘I will run for president in 2019’ — Fela Durotoye joins Alliance for New Nigeria
February 22
14:19 2018

Fela Durotoye, a consulting guru, leadership coach and public speaker, says he will be running for president, come 2019.

The 46-year-old declared his intentions on Thursday, adding that he has researched all the national parties for a few months and has settled for the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN).

“In line with our Values one of which is to ‘be a role model worthy of emulation’, I had to decide to get involved in the political arena rather than staying on the sidelines and only challenging others to go in,” he said.

“It is my hope that as I step unto the political scene, many more of our brightest and best will arise to heed our nation’s clarion call to contest for elective offices, win the elections, and most importantly collectively deliver good governance to our nation.

He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot deliver a new Nigeria.

“Therefore, to be clear, I am aspiring to contest as a Presidential Candidate in the 2019 General Elections. A lot of people have asked me ‘FD, what party will you be running on? Is it APC or PDP?’

“Whilst it is true that these parties may have formidable grassroots structures, I strongly doubt that these old parties with their old ideology (of God-Fatherism also known as Selectocracy, Rulership, Money Politricks etc) would be able to deliver to us a New Nigeria.

“And so, over the last few months, I have researched into several political parties to determine if their ideologies, vision and values resonate with those we share together on this Network.

“I am glad to announce that one party has resonated more with me than any other; sharing common ideology, principles, and a truly democratic internal process, that is open for all to aspire.

“The party that provides a level playing field for the best candidate to emerge at all levels of legislature and executive office. That party, ladies and gentlemen is the alliance for new Nigeria.

“Today 22nd of February, 2018, I formalise my membership with the Alliance for New Nigeria, and become a member of this great party. I believe it is safe to have found my political home, and I truly believe this will be the home for all nation builders.”


Fela Durotoye is a graduate of University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), where he obtained his bachelor of science degree in computer science with economics, as well as a masters degree in business administration.

He is also an Alumnus of Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program of the prestigious Harvard University, Boston (Massachusetts) as well as attended High impact Leadership for a better society Program at  the prestigious Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut) and The Leadership Institute, Arlington (Virginia) all in the United States of America. He is also a certified leadership coach of the John Maxwell Team.

In 2015, Fela completed the Executive Seminar program on Strategy, Innovation and Governance with specific focus on Sustainability for NGOs and Corporate Organizations at the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS).

Also in 2015, Fela concluded the supernumerary police training program at the Nigerian Police Training School Ikeja and received the Distinguished Student Award at his graduation and passing out parade.


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  1. Eng. Ola
    Eng. Ola February 22, 15:40

    Your comment..yes am in support of him and an ready 2 be a partaker off dis new era

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  2. Oluwaseun
    Oluwaseun February 22, 16:15

    I like Fela Durotoye when he speaks, he inspires alot, he’s indeed an orator. But considering how we’ve been let down several times by those considered to be highly vocal and educated, we need him to prove us beyond doubt that he is different.
    We are no longer ready to mortgage the future of Nigeria. I therefore suggest FD uses a lower platform as a test-run to evaluate his supposed steadfastness and acclaimed honesty.

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  3. Luminel
    Luminel February 22, 17:10

    This write up does not capture the numerous projects Fela has initiated and completed, only his educational qualifications. Fela has done a whole lot in a lifetime.

    Reply to this comment
  4. Lajoo!
    Lajoo! February 23, 10:13

    It’s depends on team he will work with.

    Reply to this comment
  5. Princess Sharon
    Princess Sharon February 23, 17:29

    I love him, his work and what he can do he has my vote already, is high time youth get involved in the politics of Nigeria. God will be with you my boss.

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  6. kenny
    kenny February 26, 16:35

    I Pledge my vote for you FD and i will campaign for you

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  7. mikkyE
    mikkyE March 12, 23:30

    woow! what a sound brain,you know what?for the seek of my future as a young and vibrate nigeria and for the seek of my children you have my 1000 percent vote. right on my Boss.

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  8. tobilodisco
    tobilodisco April 23, 11:45

    I like Fela Durotoye when he speaks, he’s a man of is words,I Pledge my vote for you baba.

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